A grant from Erasmus+ allows Play the Game to partner up with athletes, anti-doping bodies, and academic institutions, analysing together how to benchmark good governance in anti-doping. The two-year project starts in early 2019.
Jakob Rathlev begins as new managing director of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies including Play the Game from 1 January 2019. He comes from a position as head of division at the Danish Evaluation Institute and has broad experience within the voluntary sector.
Transparency and openness are key if sport wants to create an environment that is safer from various types of harassment and abuse than today, says Swedish PhD and researcher Susanne Johansson and outlines seven broad, fundamental priorities for sport to embark on.
Play the Game’s launch event of two reports mapping governance in national and international sport showed broad consensus that many of sport’s governance reforms so far have not been substantial enough to have real effect.
New research shows that main international sports federations still lag within essential governance areas and indicates that public pressure and independent monitoring are essential for improving sports governance.
A new and groundbreaking study maps governance standards in national sports federations across Europe. The report reveals significant shortcomings in many sports based on a new measuring tool, ‘The National Sports Governance Observer’.